Man who stopped to help at Morrisville accident scene loses gym bag, contents worth $700

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Good Samaritan who pulled a driver from an overturned concrete truck Friday morning needs his good deed returned.

Danny Steele, a personal trainer at RTP Fitness, was on his way to a morning session around 6:30 a.m. when he noticed the truck on its side at the intersection of N.C. Highway 54 and Weston Parkway.

"First thing I started thinking was like this truck is going to catch on fire. Movies started running through my mind," explained Steele.
Steele missed his first client's appointment to turn off the truck's ignition and pull out the disoriented driver.

"I was like, 'Are you OK, man?' and he was just like, 'I don't, I don't know.' He was stuttering his words," Steele said describing the driver, who he said didn't appear to be bleeding.

Steele said he walked the truck driver to his own car and removed his gym bag from the passenger side where he seated the man until first responders arrived. When Steele left the scene he said he left his bag on the side of the road, and it was missing when he returned.

"Traffic was already starting to be detoured and nobody had seen my bag. Nobody. Nothing," said Steele.

Morrisville police shut down the accident scene for about three hours. Steele believes someone picked up his bag during that timeframe.
The gray, white and black giant Under Armour bag contained about $700 worth of items, including wireless headphones, a flash drive, and a tablet loaded with workouts, diets, and client schedules.

Steele is offering a $200 reward to anyone who returns his bag with all of its contents.

"If you have my bag, I just want my bag back so I can... you know just live my life... because everything I have that really means anything valuable-wise was in that bag."

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Steele's bag should contact Morrisville police.

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